The streets of Den-den Town are closed to traffic for one of the biggest cosplay event in Japan.

The Nipponbashi Street Festa is every Otaku’s dream of cosplayand anime, a colourful festival featuring cosplayers, robot performances, live music and much more. This popular event is a must for anybody interested in seeing the Japanese pop culture. More than 10,000 cosplayers from around the country will get together for this incredible cosplay event. Please don’t forget to take your camera as the cosplayers are happy to pose for photos.

The main parade will be starting at 12pm from Ebisucho station on the Sakaisuji-line toward North. If you just want to observe cosplayers, it is free but if you join the event as cosplayers, you are required to purchase a wrist band for 1,500 yen at designated  places in the area.

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“Kantai Collection” cosplayers
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For Cosplayers, you must use the designated changing areas to change into your costumes. Your costume will be checked before leaving the changing areas, in order to comply with Japanese public decency laws. Make-up and hair preparations should be done before arriving, as the changing area is only for getting changed.


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At the Nippombashi Den-den town Shopping Street, you can find a lot of cool stuff ranging from electronics, manga, anime and hobby products. There are also plenty of duty-free shops covering various genres. Visitors will definitely find something they want.


Schedule : 12:00 to 15:00/ Every year in Mid March Check the schedule

Access : 1-minute walk from North A, exit 1B of Ebisucho station on the Subway sakaisuji line, 5-minute walk from exit 5 of  Nipponbashi station on the Kintetsu line and Subway sakaisuji Line, Sennichimae line, 1-minute walk from Southern entrance of the Nankai line or 5-minute walk from exit 5 of Nanba station on the Subway midosuji line.